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It Starts with Us: A Novel

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Olivia Song, Colin Donnell

8 Hours 51 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

October 2022

Audio Book Summary

Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.

Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have just settled into a civil coparenting rhythm when she suddenly bumps into her first love, Atlas, again. After nearly two years separated, she is elated that for once, time is on their side, and she immediately says yes when Atlas asks her on a date.

But her excitement is quickly hampered by the knowledge that, though they are no longer married, Ryle is still very much a part of her life—and Atlas Corrigan is the one man he will hate being in his ex-wife and daughter’s life.

Switching between the perspectives of Lily and Atlas, It Starts with Us picks up right where the epilogue for the “gripping, pulse-pounding” (Sarah Pekkanen, author of Perfect Neighbors) bestselling phenomenon It Ends with Us left off. Revealing more about Atlas’s past and following Lily as she embraces a second chance at true love while navigating a jealous ex-husband, it proves that “no one delivers an emotional read like Colleen Hoover” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author).

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  • Lauren C.

    I’m so sad I loved it ends with us… but this story had NO plot and was VERY under developed. I wish Colleen had sat on this for awhile and fleshed out a true plot. There was a lot of potential , a lot of great characters to work with and Just fell flat. I’m so bummed I hope she does a third one thst she actually fleshes out and redeems herself and these characters that deserved better

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  • KristenLeigh

    Not as good as the first. Plot was blah but it was nice to close up some loose ends lingering from the first book.

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  • Anonymous

    So disappointed- loved It Ends With Us and was looking forward to It Starts With Us but did not enjoy it very much at all - did not live up to all of the hype!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    I felt this book was rushed. There was no plot and I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever did. A lot of repetition and wordy parts that just seemed to be filler. I fast forwarded through some of it.

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  • Elayne C.

    I enjoyed this book

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  • Anonymous

    I loved the book I think it was really good and sweet

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  • Brandi A.

    Overhyped and underdeveloped….

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  • Anonymous

    This was so disappointing and boring to be honest There was absolutely no plot

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  • Lady B.

    This was so so good. I think I had a huge smile on my face the whole time. So much love I'm this book.

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  • Ronni D.

    The first book in the series was good so I looked forward to the sequel. However, It Starts with Us, was ridiculous! I had to skip most of it just to get to the end because the plot was so unrealistic and schmaltzy!

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